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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Stamford Law’s Senior Director Lee Suet Fern in an interview with The Sunday Times

June 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation's Senior Director Lee Suet Fern was featured in a six-part series on some of Singapore's most outstanding women corporate honchos in The Sunday Times.

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Vivi Bruhn Knudsen received the grant from Sagførernes Auktioner

June 2010. Press Releases by Lett Law Firm (view listing).

Vivi Bruhn Knudsen from Lett Law Firm has just received the grant from Sagførernes Auktioner (the Danish lawyers' auctions) - one of the few grants awarded by lawyers to lawyers.

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Carey Olsen advises in Waitrose major acquisition deal

June 2010. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Senior Carey Olsen lawyers across the Channel Islands worked through the night to complete one of the biggest retail acquisition deals in recent years.

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Top SAS lawyer and new business development role to strengthen Setterwalls

June 2010. Press Releases by Setterwalls (view listing).

Erik Hellners is yet another SAS lawyer to join Setterwalls. Erik will be strengthening the EU & Competition and the Aviation practice groups. His recruitment reflects an increasing demand for advice in these areas. In addition, Marie Öhrström comes on board as Business Development Lawyer. She joins us directly from the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce where she was vice secretary general.

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Wikborg Rein - Law students' first choice in 2010

June 2010. Press Releases by Wikborg Rein (view listing).

Wikborg Rein is rated as the most attractive law firm to work for in Universum's annual student survey in Norway. From November 2009 to March 2010 940 students participated in the survey.

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Ashington office now open

June 2010. Press Releases by Browell Smith & Co (view listing).

Browell Smith & Co are proud to announce the newly refurbished Ashington office is now open.

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Wistrand has advised Boj Transport Corporation on the sale of their company

June 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has been legal advisor to the family who founded and now sold their company, Boj Transport Corporation.

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Wistrand represents Atea in the acquisition of Office Document group

June 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has represented Atea Sweden AB in the acquisition of several companies within the Office Document group.

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Wistrand represents Atea in the acquisition of Impact

June 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand has advised Atea Sverige AB and Atea AS on the acquisition of Impact Europe Sverige AB and Impact Europe Norge AS.

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Wistrand represents Mediq NV

June 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand represents Mediq NV in the acquisition of shares in Oriola-KD

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Wistrand represents Arta Plast AB

June 2010. Press Releases by Wistrand (view listing).

Wistrand represents Arta Plast AB in the acquisition of a line of business within KWH Plast Ltd

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Integrites has successfully protected the interests of EGIS corporation

June 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

Integrites International has successfully represented one of Europe’s leading pharmaceutical companies in proceedings against the Ukrainian firm Medfarmservis LTD

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Improved rankings in Legal 500

June 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Delphi's rankings in Legal 500 have improved within several practice areas since last year. Delphi is now in the 2nd tier in ”Corporate and commercial” as well as in ”Insurance”; and in the 3rd tier in ”Construction”, ”Employment” and ”Mergers and acquisitions”. Delphi is also ranked in the 2nd tier for the work in the area ”Energy”, which is a new category in Legal 500 this year.

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Stamford Law advises Rickmers on extension to repay top-up loan facility

June 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation advised Rickmers Maritime ("Rickmers"), a Singapore-registered business trust formed to own and operate containerships under long-term fixed-rate time charters to leading container liner companies, on the successful restructuring of its existing loan facilities, including, inter alia, a five-year extension of the maturity period of a top-up loan facility of US$130 million.

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Delphi hosts this year’s WSG European Regional Meeting in Stockholm

June 2010. Press Releases by Delphi (view listing).

Between the 6th and 8th of June more than 70 members of the World Services Group (WSG) meet and network at the European Regional Meeting 2010 at Grand Hotel in Stockholm. Delphi is the host for this year’s meeting. Participants from many of the most prominent law firms in Europe, such as Garrigues (Spain), A&L Goodbody (Ireland) and Advokatfirmaet Schjødt (Norway), discuss the current economic climate and the market for legal advisors as well as issues related to client relations, business development and law firm management.

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Badger Trust wins right to challenge Welsh badger cull in the Court of Appeal

June 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

Accepting that the Trust had real prospects of success in its challenge to the proposed badger cull, Lord Justice Elias granted leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal, ordered an urgent hearing of the matter and put in place a protective costs regime.

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Peace protesters win round one in eviction fight

June 2010. Press Releases by Bindmans LLP (view listing).

London Mayor Boris Johnson lost the first round in seeking to evict peace protesters camped in Parliament Square Gardens.

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Niederer Kraft & Frey to award rewards for best master degree theses on business law

June 2010. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

Niederer Kraft & Frey wird jährlich zwei Auszeichnungen für hervorragend qualifizierte Master-Arbeiten im Rahmen des Master-Studienganges Business Law an der Universität Zürich (Master of Law UZH, Business Law) ausrichten. Die Auszeichnungen sind verbunden mit Preisen im Betrag von CHF 10'000 und CHF 6'000.

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Niederer Kraft & Frey wins the 2010 ILO Client Choice Award for Switzerland

June 2010. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

Established in 2005, the ILO Client Choice Awards recognize those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for the awards focus on an ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market. This year's winners were chosen from more than 2,000 individual assessments received from corporate counsel worldwide.

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NKF advises France Telecom in the Orange / Sunrise Transaction

June 2010. Press Releases by Niederer Kraft & Frey (view listing).

November 2009: On November 25, 2009 France Telecom and TDC have announced that they have reached an agreement to combine their respective Swiss subsidiaries, Orange Communication S.A. and Sunrise Communications S.A. to create the leading nationwide alternative provider of telecommunications services in Switzerland.

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Bär & Karrer's dispute resolution team wins the Corporate Intl Global Awards 2010

June 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that Bär & Karrer's Litigation and Arbitration Department has been chosen as the winner of the Corporate Intl Magazine practice award as:

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Swiss Prime Site Group sells Jelmoli Bonus Card Ltd.

June 2010. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

On 28 May 2010, the Swiss Prime Site group sold its 72.5% stake in the credit card company Jelmoli Bonus Card Ltd. to the Valartis group, which previously owned a 27.5% stake in Jelmoli Bonus Card Ltd. Jelmoli Bonus Card Ltd. was part of the Jelmoli group, which has been acquired by Swiss Prime Site AG last year.

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MAQS LAW FIRM SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENTED APPLE INC.

June 2010. Press Releases by MAQS Law Firm (view listing).

Recently, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office ruled in favor of Apple Inc. regarding a trademark opposition case. The dispute was related to iPod and Pod, two of Apple’s most well known trademarks.

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MAQS WINS PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CONTRACT FOR STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

June 2010. Press Releases by MAQS Law Firm (view listing).

MAQS Law Firm won  on May 21, 2010, a public procurement contract on legal services for Stockholm University.

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THE NATIONAL RANKING ‘‘GVARDIYA OF STABLE LEGAL FIRMS’’ RECOGNISED INTEGRITES INTERNATIONAL

June 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

THE NATIONAL RANKING ‘‘GVARDIYA OF STABLE LEGAL FIRMS’’ RECOGNISED INTEGRITES INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM WAS AS ONE OF THE LEADING LAW FIRMS

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RUSLAN BERNATSKY TOOK PART IN THE 6TH ANNUAL UKRAINIAN INVESTMENT SUMMIT IN LONDON

June 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

SENIOR PARTNER OF INTEGRITES LAW FIRM, RUSLAN BERNATSKY TOOK PART IN THE 6TH ANNUAL UKRAINIAN INVESTMENT SUMMIT IN LONDON

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Ogier advises Tencent on its investment in Digital Sky Technologies, investor in Facebook and Zynga

June 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has acted as BVI advisor to Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent”) on its strategic investment in Digital Sky Technologies Limited (“DST”), which is a BVI company. DST owns stakes in Facebook and Zynga.

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Ogier Advises on US$ 3 billion Note Exchange

June 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier's BVI office has advised CEMEX in relation to the restructuring of certain of its listed securities. CEMEX is one of the world's leading cement and building materials companies and is listed on the New York and Mexican stock exchanges.

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Ogier Guernsey acts for Plant Health Care plc on CISX listing

June 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier Corporate Finance Limited was delighted to act as sponsor to Plant Health Care plc in connection with its recent listing of its shares on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.

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Ogier acts in JP Morgan's acquisition of Schroders' administration services business

June 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier Guernsey has advised JP Morgan Worldwide Security Services on its agreement to acquire the private equity administration services business of Schroders PLC. With offices in both Guernsey and Bermuda, Schroders' private equity administration services business currently has approximately US$6.2 billion in committed capital under administration.

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Aegis Group plc - Convertible Exchangeable Bond Issue

June 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

The Ogier legal and corporate administration teams have acted for Aegis Group plc on their £190m convertible exchangeable bond issue. The issuer of the bonds was a Jersey company and the bonds convert into preference shares in the Jersey company which are exchangeable for shares in Aegis Group plc

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Ogier acts as BVI Legal advisors to Mozambican coal company Ncondezi

June 2010. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier acted as British Virgin Islands (BVI) advisor to Mozambican coal company Ncondezi on its successful admission to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

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Sports Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland

June 2010. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that FRORIEP RENGGLI Partner Dr Lucien W Valloni and the FRORIEP RENGGLI Sports Law Team have triumphed in the Corporate International Magazine Global Awards 2010 by being chosen as "Sports Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland" by Corporate International Magazine

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Stamford Law’s Director Yap Wai Ming quoted in Lian He Zao Bao on Qualifying Foreign Law Practice

June 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in an article in Lian He Zao Bao on the implementation of the Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licenses by the Singapore Government in 2008. The six foreign law firms that were awarded the license are namely UK firms - Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith and Norton Rose. The other two, Latham & Watkins and White & Case, are headquartered in the US.

 

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Stamford Law Directors to speak at SGX-SID Growing Enterprise Management Program

June 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law directors Ng Joo Khin, Bernard Lui and Soh Chun Bin will be speaking at a series of training programmes recently launched by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID).

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George Y. Yiangou & Co achievement

June 2010. Press Releases by George Y Yiangou & Co (view listing).

We are delighted to announce that in the Corporate International Magazines inaugural Global Awards 2010 for Cyprus, George Y. Yiangou & Co has been voted the ‘Full Service Advisory Excellence in Cyprus’ for the year 2010.

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New branch office in Thessaloniki

June 2010. Press Releases by George Y Yiangou & Co (view listing).

Our business in Thessaloniki has increased significantly over the past few years, and it was decided to open a branch office with in-house lawyers in order to improve the service provided to our clients. Our new office has a team of lawyers who deal with both Corporate matters and also act for our specialized Debt Collection department.

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Stamford Law acting for Sino-Environment in judicial management

June 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law is acting for environmental protection and waste recovery solutions specialist Sino-Environment Technology Group limited ("Sino-Environment") in a judicial management which was approved by the High Court on the 4th of June 2010.

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Hengeler Mueller advises German Federal Government on € 440 bn European Financial Stability Facili

June 2010. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

On 7 June 2019, the Euro Area Member States agreed on the creasion of a Luxembourg special purposes company (European Financial Stability Facility - EFSF) and a framework agreement.

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Stamford Law’s Director Yap Wai Ming quoted in Straits Times on cheating casinos issue

June 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law Corporation's Director Yap Wai Ming was quoted in an article in the Straits Times on the issue of cheating the casinos after two Africans were charged and accused of defrauding Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casinos of approximately $210,000.

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Philippine Deal Firm of the Year

June 2010. Press Releases by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (view listing).

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan was adjudged as the Philippine Deal Firm of the Year at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2010 held at the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore on June 4, 2010. The award was received by Rafael A. Morales, the Firm's Managing Partner.

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The Enlarged Board clarifies position on computer implemented inventions

June 2010. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

On 12 May 2010, the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) announced its decision in G3/08, thereby providing guidance on how the EPO should assess claims relating to computer implemented inventions (CIIs).

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Boult Wade Tennant partner Nina White to speak at Intellectual Property Law Summer School 2010

June 2010. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Dr Nina White, a partner in Boult Wade Tennant’s Biotechnology and Life Sciences Group, will be speaking at the 10th annual Intellectual Property Law Summer School from 16 to 20 August 2010 at Downing College, Cambridge. Nina will be presenting the patent workshop on “Biotech and Pharmaceutical Developments”.

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Stamford Law wins Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year and SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year

June 2010. Press Releases by Stamford Law Corporation (view listing).

Stamford Law wins Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year and SE Asia M&A Deal of the Year for ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2010

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AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES AVANGARDCO INVESTMENTS PUBLIC LIMITED

June 2010. Press Releases by Avellum Partners (view listing).

AVELLUM PARTNERS ADVISES ON THE FIRST UKRAINIAN IPO SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS.

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Chiomenti is named Italian Law Firm of the year - International Legal Alliance Awards 2010

June 2010. Press Releases by Chiomenti Studio Legale (view listing).

For the third consecutive year Chiomenti has been selected as "Gold Award - Italian Law Firm of the Year" at the International Legal Alliance Awards 2010, held in Paris on June 3, 2010. The firm wins the award for its excellent results over the past year and lasting performance in management and leadership. The jury was composed of General Counsel and Financial executives of multinationals.

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Thommessen lawyer a member of the Government’s newly appointed EEA Committee

June 2010. Press Releases by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (view listing).

The Government has now appointed a committee to review Norway’s experiences with the EEA agreement and Norway’s general association with the EU. Advokat Fredrik Bøckman Finstad from Thommessen has been appointed as one of the ten experts to sit on the committee.

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Thommessen in partnership with Alarga

June 2010. Press Releases by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (view listing).

Alarga is an advocacy group with the objective of providing opportunities in the private sector for talented young people with foreign-born, non-western parents. This is achieved, among other things, through a scholarship program for students at master degree level. Thommessen will be Alarga’s first partner company within the area of law.

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Article on Emilio Valentino

June 2010. Press Releases by Samuel Seow Law Corporation (view listing).

Valentino Globe BV v Pacific Rim Industries Inc [2010] SGCA 14    -    The luxury fashion brand Valentino Globe B.V. (“Valentino Globe”) failed in their bid to establish that their marks were well known in Singapore and also failed to prevent the registration of the mark “Emilio Valentino & Device” by Pacific Rim Industries Inc. (“ Pacific Rim ”).  Pacific Rim was represented by Samuel Seow Law Corporation (“SSLC”).

 

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BANKING AND FINANCE PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM INTEGRITES WON 2010 LEGAL AWARDS

June 2010. Press Releases by Integrites Group (view listing).

30 June 2010, Kiev. International law firm Integrites won the Best Firm of the Year in Banking and Finance. Integrites Managing Partner Viacheslav Korchev is the best litigation lawyer in Ukraine.

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Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • FINANCIAL LEASING LAW

    The Law regulating Financial Leasing and the activities of Financial Leasing Companies of 2016 (L.72 (I) / 2016) (the “Law”) came into force on April 28 th , 2016.
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    Cyprus courts have jurisdiction to issue interim orders relating to the worldwide freezing or tracing of assets, whether in the context of main proceedings or in aid of foreign litigation or arbitration proceedings.
  • New insolvency regime

    An overview of the new insolvency regime
  • A new WCC department within the Metropolitan Public Prosecution Office

    As of September 1st 2016, a newly established special department, dedicated solely to white collar crimes, has commenced its work within the Hungarian Metropolitan Public Prosecution Office (Fővárosi Főügyészség). read more...
  • EU: News on linking from the CJEU

    The CJEU already had the chance to rule on the legitimacy (under copyright law) of hyperlinks to copyrighted works in the Svensson (C-466/12) and Bestwater (C-348/13) cases. In both cases the court came to the conclusion that hyperlinks to copyrighted works freely available on another website are not "communications to the public" (ie a "new public") and therefore do not require the consent of the right holders. read more...
  • Bulgaria takes steps to implement Directive 2014/104/EU

    On 2 September 2016, the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition proposed a draft act for amendments (the "Draft") to the Competition Protection Act (the "CPA"). These amendments aim to implement Directive 2014/104/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 26 November 2014, on certain rules governing actions for damages under national law, for infringements of competition law provisions of Member States, and of the European Union (the "Directive"). read more...
  • Cyprus Partnerships Limited by Shares

    A recent amendment to the Partnerships and Business Names Law, Cap. 116 (the “Law’’), has introduced significant changes to the legal framework on partnerships. The most important amendment is the introduction of a new type of limited partnership, the partnership limited by shares.
  • OBTAINING THE TAX RESIDENCY STATUS IN CYPRUS

    According to the Income Tax Law of 2002 (“the Law”) an individual is resident in Cyprus, if he/she resides therein for a period which in aggregate exceeds 183 days.  Consequently, if an individual is physically present in Cyprus for more than 183 days in a tax year, he/she will be considered tax resident of Cyprus in that tax year.  On the other hand, if an individual is physically present in Cyprus for less than 183 days in a tax year, then he/she will be regarded to be non-tax resident of Cyprus in a tax year.
  • A closer look at the new Thailand-India Tax Treaty

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  • سمو الأمير يصدر قانون الوسائط البحرية

    بتاريخ 23/8/2016 أصدر سمو الأمير تميم بن حمد آل ثاني أمير دولة قطر القانون رقم (8) لسنة 2016 بشأن الوسائط البحرية، وقد تضمن القانون المذكور العديد من النقاط الهامة بخصوص تنظيم ضوابط منح رخص قيادة الوسائط البحرية ومعايير واشتراطات إجراء المعاينات والتفتيش على الوسائط البحرية، حيث نص القانون في مادته الثالثة على أنه يشترط لتسجيل الوسيطة البحرية ما يلي: أن تكون مزودة بالأجهزة الملاحية وأجهزة الاتصالات والألوان والأنوار وإشارات الاستغاثة والمعدات والأدوات اللازمة لتحقيق شروط الأمن والسلامة التي صدر بها قرار من الوزير (وزير المواصلات والاتصالات) وأن تجتاز الفحص اللازم لذلك وأن يقدم المالك للإدارة المختصة وثيقة تأمين صادرة من إحدى شركات التأمين الوطنية تتضمن تعويض الغير عما يلحق به من أضرار، كما نصت كذلك ذات المادة على أنه إذا كان مالك الوسيطة غير قطري، فيجب أن تكون إقامته سارية، وقد أتاح القانون الحق لوزير المواصلات والاتصالات بموجب قرار يصدر منه إضافة شروط أخرى لتسجيل الوسيطة البحرية أو الاستثناء من بعض هذه الشروط وذلك بصفة دائمة أو مؤقته، وقد وضع المشرع بموجب هذا القانون كذلك شرطاً إضافياً تمثل في أنه في حالة صنع الوسيطة أو تملكها خارج الدولة فإنه يجوز بعد الاطلاع على المستندات المتعلقة بها، منح المالك أو المستود شهادة تسجيل مؤقت لتمكينه من إدخالها إلى الدولة لمعاينتها. كما تضمنت المادة الرابعة من القانون حظر إنشاء أو إدارة مراكز أو مدارس لتعليم قيادة الوسائط البحرية، إلا بعد الحصول على ترخيص من الإدارة المختصة وهي الوحدة الإدارية المختصة بوزارة المواصلات والاتصالات، وقد أناط القانون بوزير المواصلات والاتصالات سلطة منح تراخيص مراكز ومدارس تعليم قيادة الوسائط البحرية، وأناط به تحديد شروط وضوابط منح هذه التراخيص ومدتها ونظم التعليم والتدريب وحالات سحب تلك الرخص من الأشخاص الذين صرح لهم بالحصول عليها، وقد أشارت المادة التاسعة من القانون بأن يتولى وزير الاتصالات والمواصلات بموجب قرار يصدر منه وذلك بعد التنسيق مع الجهات المختصة، وهي كل جهة ذات اختصاص متصل بالوسائط البحرية قانوناً بحسب الأحوال، الضوابط اللازمة لتسيير المركبة العائمة متضمنة حمولتها وعدد البحارة المصرح لهم بالتواجد على متنها، ووزن الأمتعة المسموح بها، وفقاً لفئة كل منها، وقد تضمنت ذات المادة النص على وجوب التزام مالك أو مستخدم الوسيطة البحرية بالضوابط المشار إليها في الفقرة السابقة، وقد قرر القانون عقوبة قدرها عشرة آلاف ريال على كل من يخالف أحكام المادة التاسعة المشار إليها، وقد تضمن القانون أحكام وضوابط أخرى بشأن تنظيم تسيير الوسائط البحرية واشتراطات الأمن والسلامة وتوفيق أوضاع المالكيين الحاليين للوسائط البحرية وهو ما سوف نتناوله في مقالنا القادم بإذن الله.